Kiri Biodegradable Urns – AMERICAN ELM

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Description

Plant a Tree, Plant a Story – A noble way to honor the ones we love.

What exactly is kiri urn?

It is an urn of 100% biodegradable material, designed to contain the ashes of a loved one and germinate a tree from them. The urn provides the right conditions for the growth and development of the chosen species, turning the ashes into a tree.Why use kiri urn?

  • It presents a creative and innovative solution being respectful of the environment, looking for a new way of understanding and transiting the duel for the loss of a loved one.
  • It is 100% biodegradable and friendly with planet earth. If a large part of the population used the KIRI urn, the results of tree planting could help refrain the greenhouse effect.
  • It is economical and maintenance free. The low unit costs make the KIRI urn an accessible product for all socio-economic segments. It’s simple, its design applied to the user experience makes the KIRI urn can be used by anyone.

American Elm

Ulmus americana, generally known as the American elm or, less commonly, as the white elm or water elm, is a species native to eastern North America, naturally occurring from Nova Scotia west to Alberta and Montana, and south to Florida and central Texas. The American elm is an extremely hardy tree that can withstand winter temperatures as low as −42 °C (−44 °F). Trees in areas unaffected by Dutch elm disease (DED) can live for several hundred years. A prime example of the species was the Sauble Elm, which grew beside the banks of the Sauble River in Ontario, Canada, to a height of 43 m (140 ft), with a d.b.h of 196 cm (6.43 ft) before succumbing to DED; when it was felled in 1968, a tree-ring count established that it had germinated in 1701.

For over 80 years, U. americana had been identified as a tetraploid, i.e. having double the usual number of chromosomes, making it unique within the genus. However, a study published in 2011 by the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA revealed that about 20% of wild American elms are diploid and may even constitute another species. Moreover, several triploid trees known only in cultivation, such as ‘Jefferson’, are possessed of a high degree of resistance to DED, which ravaged American elms in the 20th century. This suggests that the diploid parent trees, which have markedly smaller cells than the tetraploid, may too be highly resistant to the disease

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What amount of ashes can it contain?

The Urn is prepared to contain 2kg of ashes. It should be borne in mind that the cremation of
an average adult produces approximately 2kg of ashes.

Where can the kiri urn be planted?

The KIRI urn can be planted anywhere a tree could be planted. This includes gardens,
forests, orchards and pots.

Can it be planted in a pot?

The KIRI urn can be planted in any space with fertile soil capable of containing the urn,
including pots.